h/t AH, BenGoshi, & Bham News
Stunning video of police officers beating an unconscious suspect is going viral,
And it happened about a stone throw away from my house in January 2008.
When I initially saw the tape I thought it was Hoover PD because of the location. Hoover. But Hoover patrol vehicles are SUVs and motorcycles mostly with a Segue thrown in for gaiety.
Police here like their jurisdictions like they like their women: inbred. Everybody is diddling in everybody’s elses.
These are mostly Birmingham Police officers. At least four of them worked for Vice and Narcotics Unit.
Okay, so all these resources were being deployed for a crackhead a human being who might have been under suspicion for narcotics. Can I have a WTF?
The chief of police is protecting the identity of the officers now that someone leaked the tape to the press (ahem, forced the tape on a piss poor excuse for a press). But the officers involved have been fired now. Plus an internal affairs investigation is being launched in search of everybody that viewed the tape and knew about the tape without making supervisors aware…supervisors included.
The suspect didn’t even know he’d been beaten until the tape surfaced in March 2009!
I’ve already seen comments about the stress that officers are under that forces them to beat unconscious people. And the ones about the unconscious suspect deserving it because he hit an officer of the law. (Seriously. Check out al.com comments.)
A wise man once said, you just can’t spit shine a turd.